• Rutgers was founded as one of nine colonial colleges in 1766 and became The State University of New Jersey in 1956. Since that time, Rutgers has grown to become a comprehensive research university with locations across New Jersey. All share a common mission and offer an exceptional Rutgers education. Explore our locations below.

Operating Status

Thursday, March 5, 2015

In response to worsening weather conditions, President Barchi has declared a Level 4 - Weather Emergency Closure for the university, excluding RBHS clinical operations, ending at 5pm on Thursday, March 5. Rutgers University-Camden, however, has cancelled evening and night classes on Thursday, March 5.

During the Weather Emergency – Level 4 Closure:

1. Classes are cancelled until 5pm on Thursday, March 5 at all locations, with the exception of Rutgers University-Camden, which has cancelled evening and night classes.

2. Essential Service Employees are directed to remain at work or to report to work as scheduled during the period of this Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure, unless otherwise directed.

3. Non-Essential Employees shall not report for work during the period of a Level 4 Weather Emergency Closure.

Please refer to the following adverse weather policies for more details related to
weather status declarations and procedures:

• Legacy Rutgers Employees: Attendance During Adverse Weather Conditions -
Policy 60.3.16 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/60316-currentpdf-5)

• Legacy UMDNJ Employees: Inclement Weather and Emergency Curtailment of
Operations - Policy 60.9.58 (http://policies.rutgers.edu/60958-currentpdf-0)


The university will provide updates as conditions warrant.

Additional information can be found at:


Rutgers University–Camden

A rising leader among urban public research universities emphasizing civic engagement, Rutgers University–Camden offers transformative learning experiences in a personalized setting that allows undergraduate and graduate students to thrive. Rutgers tradition and prestige come alive in the heart of the Delaware Valley, where Rutgers–Camden provides access to opportunity.

New Brunswick

Rutgers University–New Brunswick

Situated along central New Jersey’s Raritan River, Rutgers University–New Brunswick is where Rutgers began, nearly 250 years ago. Ranked among the world’s top 60 universities, Rutgers’ flagship is a prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) institution, is home to internationally acclaimed faculty, is the Big Ten Conference’s most diverse university, and is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars.


Rutgers University–Newark

Rutgers University–Newark is a diverse, urban, research university, where opportunity meets excellence—an anchor institution.  Our faculty partners across sectors on research and creativity tackling the great questions and challenges of our urbanizing world.  Our students roll up their sleeves right alongside them in New Jersey’s largest city and cultural capital.